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If there’s one thing that Satan doesn’t want, it’s for more and more people to know about Jesus, and to turn their life over to Him. It drives him crazy. But it sure is fun for us to have a hand in helping people come from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. The story of 71-year-old Karma, who lives in a country that is closed to the gospel, is a story that brings us joy. A year ago over tea, someone showed Karma the Four Spiritual Laws booklet, but he did not respond to an invitation to accept Christ. He did, however, take the booklet and said he would read it again. Two weeks later, Karma said, “I want to know more about Jesus,” and he watched the JESUS film with his wife. That night they both accepted Christ.

The next day, Karma invited his sons, daughters and grandchildren—18 people—to his home and told them the good news about Jesus. All 18 followed Karma’s lead to accept Christ’s gift of salvation and worship Him only. Within two months, 11 more households joined Karma and his family in daily prayer and meetings at Karma’s house. Today 17 families in Karma’s village follow Christ. They help each other in their farming and harvesting, giving them all enough time for fellowship and prayer.

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In Guinea, a group of Christian students traveled to 22 remote villages to show the JESUS film and conduct evangelistic campaigns. Frederick, one of the campaign speakers, aroused the animosity of two local youths. As a result, they poisoned him with a “one-day fetish,” meaning that the victim almost invariably dies one day after the poisoning. As a testament to God’s power: on the third night of the film showings, Frederick remained in good health, preaching the power of Jesus over Satan.
 
Amazed that their usually effective tactic failed to work, the young men appeared before the crowd to confess. They told of their intention to kill Frederick because he spoke against the use of fetishes. But when they saw that the power of God far exceeded the power of their evil tools, they prayed and invited Jesus into their lives and burned their fetishes.
 
Local police arrested the young men, but Frederick and the other Christians convinced the authorities to release them. The forgiving attitude of the Christians, combined with the changed lives of the two fetishists, greatly impressed villagers who had been observing this all of this unfold. Several of them had been the targets of the dark activities of the fetishists, while others dabbled in the occult themselves. All spoke of a sense of relief and release after this moving event; many people dedicated their lives to Christ. Frederick has become a full-time evangelist, testifying to the love and power of Jesus!

Oppressed by a demonic spirit causing her depression, a young Armenian girl named Dirouhi lived a confused life. Plagued by the bitterness between her parents and grandparents, she found herself caught in the midst of their broken relationships as her grandparents taught her to hate her parents. One day the disciple of a JESUS film team member shared the gospel with this young girl’s mother and gave her a copy of Magdalena. Although the girl misbehaved and tried to interrupt the conversation during this meeting, the Holy Spirit miraculously touched her heart later that evening. As her mother watched the DVD, Dirouhi became interested, and when she saw Jesus cast the demons from Mary Magdalene, she too fell to the ground as the Lord delivered her from the demonic spirit oppressing her!

Christ’s love transformed her hateful attitude toward her parents, and she said, “Mother, I love you, and I also love Jesus. Please tell me more about Him.” Following this incredible change, the young girl watched The Story of Jesus for Children, which they had also been given, and it instantly became her new favorite movie. The change Christ made in her life continued to evidence itself as the Holy Spirit gave her wisdom beyond her years. On one occasion, hearing her parents complain about her grandparents, the young girl offered, “Mother, you have to forgive my grandparents like Jesus says. There is no need to hate them. You can love them!”